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How To Apply For Your Provisional Driving Licence

First Applications / Provisional Licences

If you have never held a driving license before you will need to apply for a provisional license. You must complete a driving license application form DL1 (available from most post offices, local vehicle licensing offices or directly from DVLNI by calling 0845 402 4000 and send the appropriate fee. You must also enclose original documentation confirming your identity (acceptable identity documents) and a passport sized colour photograph taken against a plain light background (acceptable photograph criteria – digital photographs are not acceptable). Send your completed application, identity documents and fee to: Driver Licensing Division DVLNI County Hall Castlerock Road Coleraine BT51 3TB